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Saints Eight Game Winning Streak Comes To An End In 9-4 Loss To RedHawks

ST. PAUL, MN July 26, 2014

EIGHT GAME WIN STREAK COMES TO END IN 9-4 LOSS TO REDHAWKS

 

FARGO, ND (July 26, 2014) – All good things must come to an end, but the St. Paul Saints were hoping they could ride their winning streak a little longer.  Unfortunately, a six run sixth inning did in the Saints as they lost 9-4 to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Saturday evening at Newman Outdoor Field.

 

            The Saints carried a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the RedHawks sent 10 men to the plate and scored six runs on just three hits, but the last one was a big one.  Eric Castro led off the inning with a double down the right field line and Nic Jackson followed with a walk.  Petey Paramore then hit a perfect double play ball to shortstop Joey Becker.  He ran and touched second for the force out, but his throw to first bounced in the dirt and Angelo Songco was unable to pick it which put runners at first and third.  That opened the flood gates as Brandon Tripp was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  Sawyer Carroll drilled a two-run double off the right field wall to tie the game at four.  After Anthony Kaskadden walked to load the bases Saints starter Jeff Shields was removed in favor of reliever Mackenzie King.  He walked Zach Penprase to force in a run and give the RedHawks a 5-4 lead.  Ronnie Bourquin then crushed a bases clearing double off the right field wall to give the RedHawks an 8-4 lead.

 

            For the second straight game the Saints jumped out to a 2-0 lead getting on the board in the first inning when Devin Thaut walked, moved to third on a double by Jared McDonald and scored on a sacrifice fly by Henry Wrigley to make it 1-0.

 

            In the third Willie Cabrera singled home Thaut to make it 2-0.  Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 11 straight games.

 

            The RedHawks, however, for the second straight night tied the game at two in the bottom of the third.  Carroll reached on a fielding error by Thaut at second.  Kaskadden then hit a fly ball down the left field line that started foul, but the wind, which was blowing hard towards right, blew it fair and it bounced on the warning track over the wall for a ground rule double.  A walk to Penprase loaded the bases.  Bourquin’s sacrifice fly made it 2-1 and an RBI double by CJ Retherford tied the game at two.

 

            The Saints answered right back with a run in the fourth when Angelo Songco singled off the right field wall.  Songco moved to second on a wild pitch and Jake Taylor singled him to third.  After Keith Brachold was hit by a pitch to load the bases it looked as if the Saints were on their way to a big inning.  Joe Bonfe, however, grounded into a double play that scored a run and gave the Saints a 3-2 lead, but they would get no more.

 

            In the sixth Songco led off with a double and scored when Taylor tripled him in to make it 4-2.  With the runner at third and nobody out the Saints couldn’t score and that gave the RedHawks all the momentum they needed for the big six run bottom of the sixth.

 

            The same two teams meet in the finale of the three game series on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  The Saints are TBA while the RedHawks send RHP Taylor Stanton (2-8, 4.46) to the mound.  The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB.